A backward slope in the face of a wall or of a bank; receding slope.
To slope gently backward.
Inclined face of a wall (Talus).
Lower sloping surface of a wall linking a wide base to a narrower upper structure. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 410) A sloping part of a curtain wall. The sharp angle at the base of all walls and towers along their exterior surface. (MEDIEV-L. Medieval Terms) Related terms: Castle
slope of a wall, esp in a fort
An inclined face of wall; hence battered.
a walls receding slope from ground upwards.
An earth slope formed from placed fill material or cut into the natural hillside, during road construction.
Conwy, Wales (GillB) The sloping part at the base of walls and towers on the outside built to counter undermining and to deflect dropped missiles horizontally. It also deflected battering rams.
Sloping exterior surface at the base of all walls and towers. Built to protect the base of the wall against attack and increase its stability.
The slope of a bank, hedge or wall expressed as an angle or as a ratio of horizontal to vertical dimensions.
slope, as of an outer side of a wall, that recedes from top to bottom
Outward slope of a revetment.
The slope (taper) of a wall or hedge, expressed as an angle or as a ratio of horizontal to vertical dimensions.
Angle with the vertical, normally expressed as a ratio of horizontal to vertical (i.e., 1:4= 1 horizontal to 4 vertical).
To step back or gently slope inward, a wall or embankment. To be smaller at the top than at the bottom.
1. The uniform side slope of walls, banks, cuttings, etc. 2. The degree of such slope, usually expressed as a ratio of x horizontal to 1 vertical in distinction from grade.
Slope, or inclination, to the vertical; usually measured by the tangent of the angle, or so many inches to the foot.
where a wall is built intentionally with a sloping face ? the slope is termed ëthe batterí.
the slope or inclination form the vertical, of a wall or other structure
A sloping part of a curtain wall. The sharp angle at the base of all walls and towers along the exterior surface. It was used to help objects ricochet off the walls and into enemies.
Type of wall that is purposely built to slope on the outside even though it is straight on the inside. Also, masonry that slopes back in courses and is the reverse of a corbel.
The excavated or constructed face of a dam wall, cutting or embankment.
Recessing or sloping masonry back in successive courses; the opposite of corbel.
A uniform slope.
A slope, such as that of the outer side of a wall, that is wider at the bottom than at the top. The measurement of batter is the horizontal distance between the top and bottom of a slope. See curb face batter.
The inward and upward slope of a external wall. The photo shows the base of the wall of Brodick Castle, on Arran.